Bay Area Impact Summit

2019 Bay Area Impact Summit: 
Connecting Founders and Funders to Accelerate Impact

ONE WORLD is excited to host our 5th Bay Area Impact Summit on March 19th! If you're a social entrepreneur, impact or angel investor, fund or foundation manager, or are simply curious about how we can move more money to the companies solving problems that benefit people and the planet, you'll want to be there.

At BAIS, we will highlight examples of the inspiring ways Bay Area investors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the impact ecosystem are taking bold steps today to create a better world. We will create space for you to deeply connect with your mission-driven peers, learn from others founders and funders, and find potential collaborators or local companies to support.


  • on-stage keynote presentations and interviews with thought leaders in the field of impact investing

  • fireside chat discussions and panel discussion with seasoned investors

  • breakout sessions on ways to raise capital, how to leverage the alternatives offered by the impact investment community, how to build diversity and inclusion into your business or investment portfolio, and more

  • a full slate of pitches from 10 of the best Bay Area-based social entrepreneurs

  • and an engaging reception to connect with local investors, entrepreneurs, and other partners sharing our interest in ramping up support for companies and investors that prioritize people and the planet, in addition to profits.

Register today to roll up your sleeves and get inspired to take action. Space will be limited for this event to ensure high-quality idea exchange.

*** View the previous highlight video, 2017 Impact Summit blog and 2018 Impact Summit blog ***


  • Learn – Gain exposure to the fundamentals of the industry and learn directly from practitioners

  • Network – Build relationships with other companies and impact professionals

  • Action – Identify opportunities to increase impact, as investor, entrepreneur, or corporate professional


  • Structure – Roundtable and discussions, entrepreneur pitch presentations, reception and networking time

  • Participants – Mix of entrepreneurs, investors, VCs and corporate professionals

  • Focus – Bay Area based impact professionals so you can get to know your local community


10am-1pm: Morning roundtables (space permitting, by invitation)
1-1:30pm: Registration
1:30 pm: Opening session with Joel Solomon, Founding Partner, Renewal Funds; Co-Author of “The Clean Money Revolution” and Kristin Hull, Founder & CEO, Nia Capital
moderated by Scott Saslow, CEO & Founder, ONE WORLD Training & Investments

2:30 pm: Social Entrepreneur Presentations Round I

3:30 pm: Break & Networking

4:00 pm:  Breakout Sessions

Breakout I: Funding Social Impact Enterprises: From the Known to the Novel

Investors have several options in terms of both the sources of capital they deploy into social enterprises, as well as the tools they use in structuring the deals all of which help to manage financial return expectations. This roundtable discussion examines the options and allows participants to share what has worked for them- and what hasn't- in funding social impact companies. Presenters: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Executive Director, Social Venture Circle  and  Tony Stayner Board Member of SV2 / Managing Director at Excelsior Impact Fund. Moderator: Lisa Van Dusen, Chief Relationship Officer, SV2

Breakout II: Impact Investing Across The Asset Classes

Investors have a wide variety of choices in terms of impact investments in each of the major asset classes:  Equity, Fixed Income, Real Assets, Alternatives, and Cash.  Stephanie Cohn Rupp of Tiedemann Advisors and Cat Berman of CNote will provide an overview of options across the classes, as well facilitate a conversation with the participants on how best to identify and evaluate the performance of such investments.  

Breakout Panel III: The Social Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon: Grants, Crowdfunding, and Non Dilutive Financing 
There are certain types of funding sources that only social entrepreneurs have access to, including grants, program related investment or low-interest loans.  Where can you find these sources of capital, and how do you successfully apply for them?  This breakout will explore these options in detail, and you will hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised this type of capital. Moderator: Catherine Crystal Foster, CEO, Give Local Silicon Valley
Panelists: Ken Tsunoda, Vice President of Development, TechSoup andMiranda Wang, Co-Founder and CEO of BioCellection

5:00 pm: Social Entrepreneur Presentations Round II 

6:15: Closing Remarks & Award Ceremony

6:30 pm: Reception



  • Intimate Structure: Educational fireside chats, 8 pitches from social entrepreneurs based in the SF Bay Area, and active networking

  • Genuine Engagement: our programs attract those who want to interact and genuinely engage with one another. We draw a mix of impact investors, entrepreneurs, and other key influencers of the local, social impact space to engage offline and in person

  • Local Focus: Silicon Valley is a unique place- by focusing on local entrepreneurs, we are building more intimate connections and collaborative exchanges to inspire action and positive change.

**Student & Nonprofit discount on request. Please contact:**



Mindy ChristensenAmalgamated Bank / Andi KleissnerAmped Innovation / Michael SteinrueckArtisan Partners  Linda ItskovitzAventi Group /  Dr. Jin LeeBabyNoggin /  Stephen Malta, Bay Area Council /  Rick MossBetter Ventures / Miranda WangBioCellection / Aishetu DozieBossy Cosmetics / Wanny HerseyBullis Charter School /  Eric Brisson / Shelley SwanCarry The Vision / Larissa Robideaux, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits / Brittany HodgeClient Safety Services / Cat BermanCNote / Michael MearaCommunity Capital Advisors /  Erik EdwardsCooley LLP / Jen Barnett, Cooley LLP / Arno HesseCredibles  / Carolina MirandaCultivating Capital /  Rafael SaavedraDrive Time Metrics / Tony Stayner, Excelsior Impact Fund / John LevyFranklin Tempelton Investments / Andreas FreundDiveInShannon McNair, DiveIn / Cynthia Travis, Earth Altar / Arup Roy-BurmanElemeno Health /  Peter Herzfs6 /  Philipp StaufferFYRFLY Venture Partners / Catherine Crystal FosterGive Local Silicon ValleyKathy JacksonGive Local Silicon Valley /  Gagan Jared LevyGuru Media Solutions / Elizabeth Stelluto Dunaier, Gnu Foundation / Alison MartinGreat GuidesLaure-Anne Pirson, Hult UniversityDaryn Dodson, Illumen CapitalDavid FoxInternet Archive / James Fournier, JLINC Labs / David RosenheimJobs With Impact /  Eric WilburnKaruna /  Uriridiakoghene (Ulili) OnovakpuriKapor Capital /  Meena Sankaran, KETOS / Yscaira Jimenez, LaborX / Jocelyn DeGance GrahamLEVERS / Kristian RantaMeru Health / David FoxInternet Archive / Dolly Ngo, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship / Teri EyreMiller Center for Social Entrepreneurship / Tet Selva, MomWarriorDavid CooperMontcalm Capital / Raymond HutchisonNationSwell / Karen MelendezNationSwell /  Kristin HullNia Capital / Paul Wythes, Oakdell CapitalScott Saslow, ONE WORLDAngie Mertens, ONE WORLD / Bonnie Coberly, ONE WORLD / Sri Artham, ONE WORLD / Chuck BrownOrion Advising / Alec WagnerPurple Maiʻa Foundation / Robert Fishkin, Reframe ItJoel SolomonRenewal Funds / Shrina Kurani, Republic / Jill LindenbaumRoomily / Siggy Rubinson Roomily / Brendan RawsonSan Jose Jazz / Wisa Uemura, San Jose Taiko / Courtenay Carr HeuerScientific Adventures for Girls / Tanal BasmasFoundation /  Valerie Red-Horse MohlSocial Venture Circle / Ha NguyenSpero Ventures  / Bulbul GuptaSocos LLC / Naomi BaerStanford / Sarah BurgaudStartOut /  Marie BernardSunnyvale Community Services / Aarti ChandnaSV2 / Carmen MunozSV2 / Grace MahSV2  / Linda LazorSV2 /  Lucinda BrommersmaSV2 / Nancy HeinenSV2 / Brad JohnstonTanoshi  Anwar McQueenTEAMinc / Ken TsunodaTechSoup / Michelle GlauserTechtonica / Stephen DinanThe Shift Network /  Eric QuickThe Town Kitchen / Xavier Duboisevoxtelevision network / John FohrTrustLayer / Eric BoyerUBS / Miriam Rivera, Ulu VenturesJulie Lein, Urban Innovation FundKatie PowersWeFunder / Cory Smith, Wisdom Labs /


ONE WORLD Training, PBC is a facilitator bringing together investors and early stage companies. ONE WORLD Training, PBC is not affiliated with the presenting companies and does not endorse or recommend any of the companies (or the securities of such companies) that may seek funding at an event organized by ONE WORLD Training, PBC such as the Impact Summit.  Any offers to, or investments made, by an individual who attends the Impact Summit will be to or in his, her or its individual capacity.  Consequently, investors conduct their own due diligence in connection with any investment in companies, including but not limited to legal, tax, and investment advice.